When I was really young (like 10) I used to mildly fear that I’d forget how to sleep, and I’d just get sleepier and sleepier. Weird right? In bouts of insomnia, that annoying thought still visits. Then, much later in life, I had a motorcycle, and I used to have the unsettling worry as I was driving that I would suddenly forget how. I’d even look down at the controls just to reassure that I still remembered what all the buttons and levers did. My current version of this fear comes at the dawn of wedding season. The night before the first wedding of the year, as I make sure that batteries, cameras and memory cards are all ready, I get the normal jitters….but then, like a prick in the heart, the worry: “My god, what if I forget how to photograph weddings?” There’s a video of an older woman on Youtube who is trying to take photos of a couple in a church, but her camera is turned around, and as she hold it up to her face, she just keeps (unknowingly) taking selfies. It’s supposed to be funny and ridiculous and I don’t know why it became a regular fear. Thanks for that, brain.
As it turns out, I didn’t forget how to shoot weddings. And better than that, I’m really grateful that S & R’s wedding was the first of 2017 for us. Their day made for gorgeous photos and was inspiring in terms of the warmth of the people who surround this attractive and caring couple. We’re lucky to have had such an uplifting begin to our season 🙂
S & R had a long courtship. Their’s is a case of being high-school sweethearts who make it. In fact, the date for their wedding was on the 12 year anniversary of the day they began dating. It’s crazy to think they could have a 10 year old child by now. In any event, for being together for 12 years, I’m impressed with how into each other they are. I got the sense that they’re still excited to be together.
I hope you enjoy some of our favourite moments.